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  1. I think AMSP is easily their worst since OKC, but then I think TKOL is great so don't listen to me
  2. wtf is serving you sour spaghetti sauce??
  3. Yeah, I feel this. I should really like Tool, but I don't. Don't hate them or anything, but not really into them. It's like, on the one hand, they're doing sort of interesting stuff, but it just feels too forced. Like, if someone comes to practice with some 4/4 riff they're like "Add two beats to that or get the fuck out." That all said I do think I like 10 000 Days best. I quite dislike Aenima.
  4. I just wanted to post cause I'm glad this thread is back. I guess I took this forum for granted
  5. What? since when are you Canadian? I had no idea.
  6. Marlo really is the best. "That's some Spider-man shit right there."
  7. punkbass

    New Noise

    The drummer really is something else.
  8. punkbass

    New Noise

    It's primarily a stream-of-consciousness piece about my interpretation of a music video. Mmm, not capitalism per se, just how commodified culture is inherently empty. Not much these days, no. I was pretty into it ten years ago though and still have a lot of appreciation for the DIY ethic in any format. I don't feel that I necessarily know what "punk" is, though I liked what some guy on a forum I went to ten years ago (is punk portal still around?) said about. He mainly said that despite all our efforts to define "punk" and the complete lack of concensus on the topic, it's simply something you can feel in the mosh pit. Yes, but mostly from the first NOFX live album. I listened to them a little bit at the time but they weren't really my style. And no, I'm not saying be part of the counter-culture. Just be who you are and don't get sucked into living a life you loathe. You don't need to spend a lot of money to have fun.
  9. punkbass

    New Noise

    Oh. Then I don't know what he's talking about.
  10. punkbass

    New Noise

    I could be wrong, but I don't think I made any sort of evaluation of the band.
  11. punkbass

    New Noise

    I think you're missing the point. "Be active in the present" is not a new idea, but that doesn't mean people follow it.
  12. punkbass

    New Noise

    Welp. I don't know how much luck has to do with it, but it is admittedly difficult to find discussion boards where one can find actual discussion, as opposed to one-liners.
  13. punkbass

    New Noise

    This kind of attitude is what I object to. Exclusivity for the sake of it.
  14. punkbass

    New Noise

    I knew posting here was a mistake. You people are worse than P4k.
  15. punkbass

    New Noise

    The medium no longer contains the message. The message was buried years ago with only a fleeting memory. Fortunately, in anticipation of a global information network, one band of intrepid activists created the assault known as "The Shape of Punk to Come" and then quickly disbanded. They left this record of their infiltration: A Cast of Characters Initially we see a troupe of rodents, clumsily tripping over one another in evident darkness. Clearly exhilarated by their mission, they arrive at the control room, full of energy and fraught with innovation. They quickly become accustomed to their surroundings a begin an uncharted experiment. Soon after their initial entry, however, they are already hunted by ghouls with unknown intent. They move slowly but surely, with little enthusiasm, sights set on their prize. And finally, a faceless group plots in secret. Representation without Taxation Whenever new ground is broke in any art, there are three primary players in the modern landscape: Those actually Creating something (the animals / the band) The mindless followers (the zombies) The corporations (the faceless orchestrators) Unfortunately enough, few recognize how the second two groups ultimately destroy the unadulterated exuberance of true creativity. It is not just the attachment of the dollar sign (though, of course, it too hinders) which causes this devaluation; it is the hipster who decides that that is cool; it is the pseudo-artist who chooses to imitate. Imitation is never Creation. While it is certainly impossible to do anything completely original, and impossible to discern the imitator from the Creator from the outside, the artist (or pseudo-artist) knows for themself which they are. Whether they create scenes or destroy, package and commodify them. Punk was Dead Almost as soon as it was Alive Even in the early 1980's, punk's anti-conformist ideals were quashed; not by sell-outs and corporate attention, but by those in the scene itself. Brad Warner (author of 'Hardcore Zen' and 'Sit Down and Shut Up', as well as hardcore akron punk Zero Defex bassist) notes in his writings the "uniform" of the punk even at those early times and the exclusion of those failing to assume the "proper" look and demeanor, presumably as set by The Sex Pistols and The Ramones, amongst others. Already divisions amongst different "kinds" of punk rockers could be seen, with often violent results. In my personal experience, not only is Originality not rewarded by social constructs, it is in fact humiliated and spit-upon. Whether through overt derision or subtle avoidance, being different is obliquely discouraged. The Saga Continues As the faceless corporations study and deconstruct, and the ghouls pursue, the magic happens. Free expression, unfettered by navel-gazing critics and their cronies, bursts all over the newly founded artspace. Wisely recognizing the speed of today's appropriaters, they soon leave everything behind before the masses can poison them. Quickly buying out the technology in sight, the corporations care not which dupes appear on stage to represent them; they too will exit stage right when all the zombie-money has been spent, leaving disillusioned youth with nothing more than embarrassment and an axe to grind. A Call to Arms "CAN I SCREAMMMM?!!! YEAHHHH We lack the motion to move to the new beat WHOO! We lack the motion to move to the new beat It's here for us to admire if we can afford the beauty of it If we can afford the luxury of turning our heads (If we can if we can if we can) Adjust the thousand dollar smile and behold the creation of man Great words won't cover ugly actions Good frames won't save bad paintings WOOO We lack the motion to move to the new beat YEAAAH! We lack motion When the day is over (Hey) the doors are locked on us 'Cause money buys the access And we can't pay the cost How can we expect anyone to listen If we're using the same old voice? We need new noise New art for the real people We dance to all the wrong songs We enjoy all the wrong moves We dance to all the wrong songs We're not leading We dance to all the wrong songs We enjoy all the wrong moves We dance to all the wrong songs We're not, we're not, we're not We're not, we're not, we're not.. Leading We dance to all the wrong songs We enjoy all the wrong moves We dance to all the wrong songs We dance to all the wrong songs We enjoy all the wrong moves We dance to all the wrong songs Here we go! We dance to all the wrong songs We enjoy all the wrong moves We dance to all the wrong songs We're not leading YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! The new beat!! (x 10000) Thank you." From the first lyric, a rhetorical and above-all facetious question, we sense Lyxzén's distaste and frustration with all of this. What do all of these so-called movements lack? Motion. Raised to do as little as possible and holding comfort as the highest good, there is so much in-fighting and questioning of motives and petty disagreements (see the above fashion-punk exclusion, for starters) that nothing is done. Rather than make our music and art and joy, we buy it in tiny, unsatisfying snippets, working endlessly to get just a little more (to take another Refused lyric: "Marginalise away the joy and sell us boredom"). We are not leading. This is the way out, presented in this short clip. Everything discussed in this piece and every impulsive thought you've ever had. Every time you've ignored the culture guards of your school, town or scene and let loose. Don't sell out. Keep your scene intact and uncensored. Embrace diversity. Consumer culture is empty. Thank you.
  16. punkbass

    Fukushima

    There's probably not much point in discussing this with people who don't even know what the major worldwide news sources are. They're gonna believe Fox or whatever anyway, and not even bother to do any research themselves. They're not worth your time.
  17. punkbass

    Fukushima

    The "but liek it was one of the biggest earthquakes ever! lol" argument is so ridiculously self-defeating I don't even know what to say. It acknowledges, for one, that larger earthquakes have occurred. It also fails to acknowledge that reliable data on the subject has only been gathered for about a century. Like Jesus fucking Christ people, this kind of short-sighted thinking is how we're going to kill ourselves off. You know that, right?
  18. punkbass

    Fukushima

    I listened to a report on the CBC about a month ago interviewing Japanese people who were all saying that if the government says anything negative at all, then situation must be at least ten times worse than stated because normally the government just won't say anything and will otherwise lie to avoid panic.
  19. I fucking love this show. I'd been hoping for O and Muzon to work together. Don't see it lasting, though.
  20. My point here is that it's not easy as you're making it out. If we could just do whatever we want, why would we mess around with all this crap? Hell, why doesn't Monsanto just GE itself a money tree? (Literally, not figuratively) Not in and of itself, no. But using the general population as your test pool and squeezing small-time farmers out of the equation is irresponsible, to say the least. Throw things like Codex Alimentarius and absolutely mystifying things like making vitamins controlled substances and I don't know what to make of it. Bill C-51 Canada is frightening. Warrantless searches of anyone suspected of growing their own food? Really? I have problem with reckless/greedy anything. It's the only way to learn. Just don't jump to conclusions, 'sall.
  21. Man, Man Man manned up.
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